A butcher has been sent to jail for deceiving Muslim customers by telling them his meat was Halal when, in actuality, he was really selling them pork.
For three years, the butcher has reportedly sold over three tons of pork to Muslim customers who, due to religious beliefs, abstain from pork products. An inspector recently went through the butchery and noticed that the meat being sold didn’t look like cow, as it was claimed to be.
“If customers had known it was pork, they would not have bought it because Islam forbids the consumption of this type of meat,” said the prosecutor in the case.
The butcher, who resides in Switzerland, chose to use pork in place of others meats because it was cheaper to use, but he wound up making a bigger profit because he priced it as more expensive meat.
The butcher has now been convicted of “fraud and misrepresentation” and will spend six months behind bars, in addition to having to pay over $18,000 in fines.